Five women are featured in the November 2005 issue of Parents Magazine in a story they have written on mothers who work from home. Natalie Hayes of North Augusta, SC was one of these 5 women and she makes a wonderful success story of a home-based business mom. This article in the Aiken Standard illustrates several important points about how she created and continues to create success.
I’d had this intense corporate job that I didn’t want to return to, so I started brainstorming for ways to make money so I wouldn’t have to. I actually had to go back to the job for a couple of years until the business took off, but once it got big enough, I quit
If you have a day job, keep it until your home-based business can fully support you. And stick with your home-based business; don’t give up.
At the start she could only afford to offer one item, and when she got ahead on money she would invest it in new items for the line.
Managed growth is important in any business – including home based businesses.
Now she is working on expanding into a second site
Multiple streams of income are important in any business – including home based businesses.
Freedom to me is the greatest advantage of this..I probably work more hours now than before, but being able to work those hours when I can and do other things when I need to is great.
The freedom that a home-based business provides does not mean ‘freedom from work’.
Anyway, Natalie Hayes’ current website is www.BabyGiftIdea.com. It’s interesting to note that this website ranks #1 on Google for the search terms “Baby Gift” and “Baby Gifts”. These are fairly competitive search terms and her site is a tribute to what hard work and persistence can accomplish. Well done Natalie!